Tillery: A Quiet Intensity by the Revivalist

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What better way to launch our vocalist issue than to feature an in depth interview with Tillery, an inspiring trio of vocalists who have their feet in the jazz world and have come together to make music that authentically expresses themselves. The ladies of Tillery, Rebecca Martin who has been playing music for over two decades in the jazz world as well performing as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, Gretchen Parlato one of the most respected jazz vocalists of our time, and Becca Stevens the youngest of the three who is already a prolific songwriter and guitarist are a powerful team. It is not everyday that you see three jazz vocalists coming together, which makes Tillery a quite refreshing and important group. Grounded in friendship and love, their music exudes compassion and warmth. The Revivalist spoke with Tillery while they were together at Rebecca Martin’s home in Upstate New York. These ladies shared their giggles, infectious energy, and wise words on what it means to be a jazz vocalist today….READ ON

Tillery in Jazz Times

"Tillery" is Gretchen Parlato, Rebecca Martin and Becca Stevens.

TILLERY:  A Vocal Dream Team – Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens bring diverse influences to this uniquely simpatico supergoup.  (by Andrew Gilbert for Jazz Times)

“What’s in a name? For the vocal supergroup launched at Manhattan’s Cornelia Street Café last January by Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens, absolutely everything. While the triumvirate debuted under the gently self-mocking moniker Girls Gone Mild, the seed for a new name, Tillery, had already been planted. The project is still very much in a formative stage, with new original songs and arrangements being integrated into the act at just about every performance. No piece better embodies the trio’s spirit of love, respect and creative ambition than the song that gave the group its new identity…..” Read more by clicking this LINK